Piece O Cake (oz11286)
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Piece O' Cake. Radio control motor-glider trainer model.
Quote: "Congratulations and thank you for purchasing the Dynaflite Piece O' Cake. The Piece O' Cake is a 'powered sailplane' or 'motor glider' and is an ideal model to learn radio controlled flying - especially if you are not able to locate an experienced flight instructor and must try it on your own. Because of its large wingspan and light wing loading, the Piece O Cake is a gentle model that will give you time to think and react. For the same reasons, you must reserve first flight attempts for a calm day - more on that in the 'Flying' section at the end of the manual. The Piece 0' Cake does not require a powerful engine. Any .049 will do the job - all the engine has to do is provide a little thrust and the large wing will do the rest!
The way you fly the Piece O Cake is to let it climb (it will do that almost by itself with just a little guidance from you) and fly it around rather like a sailplane. This doesn't sound like much action but don't worry; if you're a beginner you'll be busy. Most important, you'll develop the hand/eye coordination required to fly traditional sport/trainers. Enough said. Please read the rest of the preliminary information thoroughly, then let's get started!"
Quote: "Hey, here is one off your wanted list! 72in span, .049 2 channel super easy trainer. It's a Drifter II (oz572) glider with a Cox engine on the nose. Dynaflite was known earlier as Craft Air before it was bought by Great Planes... Dave"
Direct submission to Outerzone.
Note there is a useful page on RCGroups by Jim Dall from 1999, at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?247277-The-Dynaflite-Piece-O-Cake with a kit review and notes on converting the model to electric power.
Update 05/05/2020: Added kit review from MAN February 1983, thanks to RFJ.
Supplementary file notes
Manual. 44 pages, complete.
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User commentsHi Steve and Mary, here are two pictures of my newly renovated Craft Air Piece O Cake (oz11286) [model photo & more pics 006]. I bought this Craft Air kit in the US in 1980. It is not from 1996 as stated in the specification. It was available already in the late 70s. (1978 or 1979). It is a great flyer, especially with electric power. On a 2S 2200 lipo every flight is over one hour. Best regards,
tiptipflyer - 07/05/2020
Thanks, got it. Have set the date on this one to 1978, now.
SteveWMD - 07/05/2020
While perusing through OuterZone's gallery this morning I came across photos of a great old model, one that conjures dear memories... the Piece O Cake (oz11286). It was this model that started me into the adventure of radio control. I can't declare enough about it's wonderful qualities. That's my son holding it... he's now in his 40's and 6'5" tall... bigger than the model he's holding. I taught him to fly radio-control with that Piece O' Cake. Thanks for the memories, OuterZone.
Neal Green - 17/07/2020
My Piece O Cake model [pics 008,009]. I'm from Sri lanka. Weight around 1kg & Very easy to fly..beginners to super first start this.
Mahesh Nagasena - 22/12/2020
That seems to be a nice flying field, Mahesh, I wish you many Happy Landings!
Miguel - 22/12/2020
Hi Mary, some pics of my piece"o"cake model [010-012]. Thanks, Regards
Jude Perera - 05/01/2021
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